Discover our commitment to the development of knowledge We support research initiatives that promote the values of the Foundation, such as diversity, inclusivity and innovation.
Finding solutions to the social, technological and economic issues we face today
Collaborative knowledge generation
In order to promote change and innovation, it is necessary to support cutting-edge research and initiatives that use new strategies in critical thinking. The Foundation’s think tanks, centers for excellence, observatories and chairs work to provide innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the business world and society as a whole.
centers for excellence
chairs and observatories
This center engages in activities geared toward the power of diversity, helping organizations take advantage of the opportunities represented by diversity.Discover the center
This research and networking center has an innovative understanding of family businesses and works to provide value to family businesses on a global scale.Discover the center
This center carries out research initiatives that focus on three main areas: entrepreneurship, technology applied to social innovation and conscientious leadership.Discover the center
The vision of the IE Africa Center is to revolutionize the way that African business and culture are taught across higher education institutions, starting with our own.Discover the center
Chairs and observatories
The chair’s initiatives in research and education offer a professional perspective on the practice of law in the international context of commercial law.Discover the chair
This chair works to promote research and the use of best practices in the management of people and organizations.Discover the chair
"The Botín Center: developing social creativity through the arts" is the first step to continue promoting the transfer of knowledge through initiatives related to the benefits that art brings us. The study reveals that creativity is cumulative and can be measured. To this end, an indicator of individuals' perception of social creativity has been designed based on seven dimensions related to their perceptions of personal development, social cohesion, well-being, and image and identity.Learn more
Available in Spanish only
Personal Philanthropy Profiles in Spain is a study whose objective is to bring the figure of the major donor closer to society and highlight the value of their contribution. For this purpose, it's been carried out an analysis based on individual interviews with a group of philanthropists, with members of the management team of some foundations promoted by individual philanthropists and experts in philanthropy, all of them referents in this field.
The study, which is part of CaixaBank Private Banking's Social Value Project, has been conducted by a team from IE Center for Families in Business.
Only available in Spanish
The report considered how SWFs can reconcile short-term results with long-term investments; their role in the venture capital space; and the importance of bio and health technologies as a means to foster change. It highlighted a record high of SWFs assets between 2018 and 2019, reaching $8.3 trillion globally. The United States, China and India were also named as the top three destinations for said fundSovereign Wealth Funds Report 2019
This report is the second installment of a research project sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) that started in 2018.
The study's primary focus is on large companies since it is challenging to keep managers' entrepreneurial spirit alive in this type of company. This is due to the formalization and centralization of decisions that often go hand in hand with growth. Likewise, it debunks certain myths and reveals which organizational and management practices encourage innovation and intrapreneurship among managers in mature companies.
The study has been conducted by a team from IE Center for Families in Business.
Available in Spanish only